What does testify mean?

Definitions for testify
ˈtɛs təˌfaɪtes·ti·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. testify, attest, take the stand, bear witnessverb

    give testimony in a court of law

  2. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showverb

    provide evidence for

    "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"


  1. testifyverb

    to make a declaration, or give evidence, under oath

  2. testifyverb

    to make a statement based on personal knowledge or faith

  3. Etymology: From testifien, from testifier, from testificari, from testis + facere (see -fy).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Testifyverb

    To witness; to give evidence of any point.

    We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen: and ye receive not our witness. John iii. 11.

  2. To TESTIFYverb

    To witness; to prove; to give evidence.

    Etymology: testificor, Lat.

    Jesus needed not that any should testify of man; for he knew what was in man. John ii. 25.

    One witness shall not testify against any, to cause him to die. Num. xxxv. 30.

    Heaven and earth shall testify for us, that you put us to death wrongfully. 1 Mac. ii. 47.

    Th’ event was dire,
    As this place testifies. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. i.


  1. testify

    In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter.


  1. testify

    To testify means to give a formal statement, often under oath, regarding a factual matter based on one's own personal knowledge or experience, usually in a legal setting such as a trial. It can also mean expressing or declaring one's truth, beliefs, or experiences in a public setting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testifyverb

    to make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them

  2. Testifyverb

    to make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or making proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal

  3. Testifyverb

    to declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to bear witness; -- with against

  4. Testifyverb

    to bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny

  5. Testifyverb

    to affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact

  6. Testifyadverb

    in a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance


  1. Testify

    Testify is alternative metal band P.O.D.'s sixth studio album and fourth major-label album. It was originally set for a December 2005 release but finally slated for January 24, 2006 by Atlantic Records. This is P.O.D.'s first major-label album not produced by Howard Benson. The full album was leaked to file-sharing networks on January 20, 2006, just four days before its release. It was also their last album with Jason Truby on guitar, before he left the band in December 2006. This album was also available in the Testify version with a bonus CD featuring commentary by the band on every song on the album, as well as four bonus songs and a remix that didn't make the album. The album's first single, "Goodbye for Now," went on to become the No. 1 music video on MTV's TRL and became P.O.D.'s unprecedented 4th No. 1 video. The song also enjoyed heavy play on the radio. Testify became the No. 1 selling Christian album on Billboard for several weeks and, as of May 2006, had been in the Top 25 for a total of 16 weeks. It opened at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with 58,000 scans and has sold over 210,000 copies in the US and over 500,000 copies worldwide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Testify

    tes′ti-fī, v.t. to bear witness: to make a solemn declaration: to protest or declare a charge (with against).—v.t. to bear witness to: to affirm or declare solemnly or on oath:—pa.t. and pa.p. tes′tifīed.ns. Testif′icāte (Scots law), a solemn written assertion; Testificā′tion, the act of testifying or of bearing witness; Tes′tifier. [L. testificāritestis, a witness, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of testify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of testify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of testify in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    If there was ever an argument that we need Mr. Duffey to come and testify, this is that information.

  2. Jerome Corsi:

    I know my motivation is to tell the truth. And I will affirm that what is in the indictment about me is accurate. And I will affirm that if asked to in court, so that means that Jerome Corsis're willing to testify against Roger Stone, theoretically, if need be. Jerome Corsis will affirm that the -- what's in the indictment is correct ?

  3. James Comey:

    I always want to respect the institution of Congress, i'd love it if they didn't want me to testify, but if they want me to testify and we can do it in a responsible way, I will abide it.

  4. Aitan Goelman:

    Special Agent Strzok requested that the initial hearing be public and, one way or another, he will testify publicly soon, peter Strzok wants The American people to hear Peter Strzok testimony for The American people, instead of having Peter Strzok words leaked, twisted and mischaracterized by members of Congress. The only question is when and before what The House Judiciary Committee, and those details are not yet settled.

  5. Ro Khanna:

    One of the reasons we want the board of directors to testify is we want to ensure that they and the companies are being accurate about the climate pledges and they're actually taking action consistent with those pledges.

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